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AVT 457: Documentary Photography

Resources and tips for Prof. Wrbican's AVT 457 class.

Writing Image Captions

From the College Art Association guidelines:

A full caption includes, whenever available and appropriate, information in the following order:

  1. Figure number with no period
  2. Artist
  3. Title (in italics)
  4. Date
  5. Medium on support
  6. Dimensions in inches (h x w x d) followed by dimensions in centimeters (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
  7. Name of collection
  8. City of collection
  9. Other collection information, such as "gift of ...," accession number, etc.
  10. Copyright or credit-line information regarding both the photograph and the artwork (in parentheses)

Citations Made Easy with Zotero


Use Zotero to generate accurate citations and quick bibliographies. Get started with these videos:

Do you need a specialized citation style beyond APA, Chicago, or MLA? Check out Zotero's Style Repository for specialized formats.

The Libraries provide workshops to get you started using Zotero. Check the workshop calendar for times and locations.

Need more citation help? Check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab for assistance with citing APA, MLA and Chicago.

George Mason University Writing Center

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. They work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. To meet with a Writing Center tutor please schedule a virtual or face-to-face appointment.

ESL students who would like additional assistance can apply for the Writing Center's Opt-In Program.